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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Wed 13-Feb-13 05:44 AM
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"Mr Blue Eyes"



My first post to this very classy forum.
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     Reply message RE: Mr Blue Eyes jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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Reply message RE: Mr Blue Eyes mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography
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Gamecocks Silver Member  Joanna, US  Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010 Wed 13-Feb-13 05:37 PM
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Hi Aart,

Thanks for sharing the fine shot of such a colorful bird. I guess this would be a male and how big do these birds get?

John

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Wed 13-Feb-13 06:16 PM
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Thank you John, The males are 3.5 to 4 Kg and the females about 2.5 - 3Kg. This is one of the biggest flying birds. The sexes are very similar. I think this is most likely a female due to not having an extra bump on the beak and the dark blue-purple marks on the inflatable throat skin.

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NatureDon Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007 Thu 14-Feb-13 01:28 AM
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Hi Aart. This is one I have never seen. Nice photo. Great catch of the light in the eye.

Don

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Thu 14-Feb-13 01:17 PM
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Hi Don,
These are not Gallery photos but it should you a better idea of what the birds look like. They are scratching in a rhino dung heap to find larvae or any other kind of grub.





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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Milwaukee, US  Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009 Fri 15-Feb-13 11:25 PM
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That is one "fowl" (ugly as sin ) looking bird. Nice capture. Thank for sharing.

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Sat 16-Feb-13 07:38 PM
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"(ugly as sin )" Perfect description.

Aart

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jot2nik Gold Member  Troy, US  Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007 Thu 14-Feb-13 07:33 PM
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Wow, what a great looking portrait.

John

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Thu 14-Feb-13 08:11 PM
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Thanks John,
You guys are taking such masterpieces I was very reluctant to enter.

Aart

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rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Rocky Hill, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Fri 15-Feb-13 09:58 PM
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Excellent image,Aart. Don't be so shy. I have seen several images of yours in other forums that could have been posted here and they would have been warmly received.

Rick

  

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Sat 16-Feb-13 07:39 PM
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Thanks

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VR8 Silver Member  Ottawa, CA  Nikonian since 04th May 2008 Sat 16-Feb-13 08:33 PM
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Nice shot, great angle for a portrait!

Victor

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sun 17-Feb-13 04:29 PM
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Beautiful series Aart

Very unusual looking bird... great job in capturing it's color and detail.

Peter

  

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Mon 18-Feb-13 06:36 PM
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Victor and Peter
Thank you

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mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography   Lakeville, US  Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006 Tue 19-Feb-13 12:29 AM
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Beautiful photo of an ugly bird.

Larry
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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Tue 19-Feb-13 06:03 AM
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Come on Larry, how can you say that, you have yet to see my wife.

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